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Võru
Võro (Võro)
Võru city centre at night
Võru city centre at night
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Location of Võru
Location of Võru

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Country 23x15px Estonia
County 25px Võru County
Area
 • Total 13.24 km2 (5.11 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 12 667
 • Density 1,099.2/km2 (2,847/sq mi)
Ethnicity
 • Estonians 92%
 • Russians 6%
 • other 2%
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Võru (Võro: Võro; German: Werro; Russian: Выру (Viru)) is a town and a municipality in south-eastern Estonia. It is the capital of Võru County and the centre of Võru Parish.



History

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Soviet tank in the Voru in Estonia.In Soviet times, near the memorial depicting wedding photos.

Võru was founded on 21 August 1784, according to the wish of the Empress Catherine II of Russia, by the order of Riga Governor general count George Browne, on the site of the former Võru estate.

Geography and climate

The town is situated on the shore of Lake Tamula. Võru has a humid continental climate with warm summers and cold winters.

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Culture

The Võru Folk Festival takes place every year in Võru.

Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, the author of the Estonian national epic "Kalevipoeg", lived in Võru from 1833 to 1877.

Transport

European route E263 is the main connection with the rest of Estonia. Other roads connect Võru with Põlva, Räpina, Antsla and Valga. Currently inactive ValgaPechory railway passes through Võru.

Twin towns

Võru is twinned with:[1]

Notable people

Moses Wolf Goldberg, chemist, lived in Võru as a child.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Võru sõpruslinnad" (in Estonian). Võru. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 

External links

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